I grew up in the sixties and seventies in a Christian home, on a rural farm in Western Washington . As the second to the youngest member in a family of ten, my mornings were spent jockeying for bathroom time, while the afternoons were all about getting my chores done so I could watch Dark Shadows, Star Trek, and the Ed Sullivan Show.
Somewhere in and around the fourth grade my oldest brother, knowing my love of fantasy and dream of one day becoming an author, handed me a copy of The Hobbit and told me to read it. If I was really serious about becoming a writer, reading J. R. R. Tolkien was, as far as he was concerned, the place for me to begin.
I have been reading and writing every since.
"The Unforced Rhythms of His Grace" is my first completed faith-based, non-fiction work. And even though the first draft was written in less than three months, it wasn't until I began doing the re-writes that the book really began to come together as the thought provoking work I had always intended it to be. Based upon a mixture of life, theology, and an ever growing intimate fellowship with the Lord, I felt it was time to put on paper what I believe it means to live a life saved by grace.
I am currently in the process of my next faith based work, as well as a full length urban fantasy novel, and word prompted fantasy novella (a short novel comprised of a series of prompts taken from the writers group I am a part of). These will be updated to the list of available work as they are finished. In the meantime you can visit my website:
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Mark of Shamash (Book One Keys of Destiny
Mark by the gods, rejected by the woman he loves, arrested, beaten and drowned by a man sworn to see him dead, Serac, a seer in the Temple of the sun-god Shamash, has less than two weeks to find an ancient artifact, stop a sorcerer from destroying the world, save the Anunnaki from from one of their own, and while he's at it, find and kill the demon who spawned him.
The Gathering Book 1 The Remnant: A Dystopian Paranormal Story
Seattle - 'City of Demons and home to vampires, werewolves, wizards and humans alike. In other words, some of the most dangerous predators in the world, living in the same city, competing for the hottest commodity in town—food, be it human or otherwise. Which is why Spider, leader of the Damphirs, has decided its time for he and his people get out of town - dead or alive.
The Unforced Rhythms of His Grace
"The Unforced Rhythms of His Grace" takes a look at life and what it means to be the Beloved of God; with all its pain, disappointments, joy and anticipation; then asks the question, "Where is the goodness, kindness, favor, and love of the Father in all of it"?
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